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Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo strengthens in Atlantic

Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo strengthens in Atlantic

Miami: Forecasters say Hurricane Lorenzo has continued to strengthen in the central Atlantic Ocean, where it is currently far from any populous land masses.

The US National Hurricane Centre said Saturday night that the Category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds of 233 kph.

Lorenzo is about 2,325 kilometers southwest of the Azores and is moving north at 16 kph.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, although forecasters say people in the Azores should monitor the storm's progress, as the center could move northeast and approach the Portuguese island chain on Tuesday.

Officials say swells produced by the storm are affecting parts of the northeastern coast of South America and the Lesser Antilles.

PTI

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